Hi everyone, I have just found this page while researching to get a German Shepard puppy! I am so excited to learn everything I can. I had a German Shepard growing up and she was my best friend as a child. My husband has had dogs most of his adult life, but this will be his first experience with a German Shepard. I am hoping to get advise on finding a reputable breeder. We live in Maryland but are willing to travel to surrounding states. I want to make sure that we can visit the breeder and meet the parents prior to picking our puppy. We are looking for a new family member, not a show dog. I have heard a lot of mixed reviews on various breeders and will take any advise someone is willing to share. Thank you in advance!